KING PÉPE & HIS CALYPSO COMBO not only are inspired by the Latin American and Afro-Caribbean music, they revisit it. They take us to distant lands in the middle of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, combining Caribbean rhythms with Latin and New Orleans jazz; it is a journey through time, from Trinidad to Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cuba and Colombia until Brazil, and up through the banks of the Mississippi. It’s the grace and beauty of Calypso and Mento mixed with Goombay, Highlife, Mambo, Son Cubano, Changui, Samba, Cumbia, Merengue, Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, and Oldies – a tasty musical stew indeed. This hard working French combo is a perfect fit for our “78RPM style 10″ LP calypso series. It has the look and feel of those original Jamaican Mento albums, recorded in 33 rpm (don’t worry!). Antique olive green vinyl. Limited edition on JUMP UP Records. Read the rest of this entry »
The OFFENDERS, after the successfull “Shots Screams & Broken Dreams”, deliver 2tone hooks with tributes to skinhead culture,
REDSKA present as preview of their brand new album, their ska punk hit “La Rivolta” – “The Riot”, a cry of freedom and battle, against a social system, political, economic that is collapsing and finally must change. Four tracks and cheap! THE BANKROBBERS from ITALY are another pound band in the 2 TONE tradition, featuring members of the legendary STATUTO, REDSKA, and LOS FASTIDIOS. And last but not least, from France the amazing early / skinhead reggae sounds of BOBBY SIXKILLER!
Born in 2005 on the ashes of the Slow Slushy Boys & Bees & B-Mice, the B Soul All Stars is a tribute band to all the soulful music flourishing in Jamaica during the late sixties. Call it rock steady or early reggae, that was Soul Sound, that was Dance Beat, with such great singers as Ken Boothe, Stranger Cole, Delroy Wilson, John Holt, BB Seaton, Slim Smith, almost of all magnified by the unique touch of Jackie Mittoo’s organ. The B Soul All Stars released in 2006 & 2008 two vinyl albums “Rock steady with” & “Country Girl” & just contribute with 5 new songs on the “Benny Gordini & Friends” album. Here you find the best selection from all their recordings, including some of the best jewels from Studio One, Treasure Isle, Beverley’s or Jaguar labels, as well as quite authentic originals. So Get Ready to Dance All Night. Read the rest of this entry »